The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 9, 1953 · Page 16
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 16

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 9, 1953
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SIXTEEN (AKK.) COUK1BK NCitVt W&UWtSIJAl », U.S.'Cold War' Victory Is Seen Air Fere* Secretary Says Reds Aware of Nation'* Strength LITTLE ROCK tfl — Secretary o the Air Force Harold Talbott Ind caied here yesterday that the Uni ed States, with its present militar strength, would be successful ] winning a war tt-lthout fighting It The air secretary, here to ded cate the new Little Bock Air Fore Base at Jacksonville, said, "Russi knows we've got this force i don't think they're not going consider it before they start any thing." Talbott referred to the arme< services and specifically to thi Strategic Air Command which wil control the new medium jet bomb er base. "We're trying to win a war with out fighting it," Talbott said. The air secretary made the re marks in an off-the cuff speech a a luncheon given for him before the ceremonies at the 6,359-acre base where he turned the traditional spadeful of earth to start construction. Actually, preliminary clearing work has begun at the site. Texarkana JC Facing End of Segregation TEXARKANA W — H. W. Stillwell, superintendent of schools at Texarkana, Tex., said here last night that unless "Negroes are provided with junior college facilities, the city's new college will have to adopt a policy of non-segregation." Stillwell spoke at a public meeting,, attended by 85 taxpayers called by the school board to explain the assessments in a proposed plan for "equalization of facilities." j The Texas educator said school board attorneys would have no defense in a forthcoming segregation suit, if the facilities are not provided by the time the case comes to trial. A suit, brought by a number of Negroes seeking admission to the city-run TexarSana Junior College, has been pending in Texas courts for five and a half years. The college recently moved into new buildings. The case is to come up again in federal court here in January. RHODES Continued from Page 7 out of it . * * * Churches in those days didn't have a pastor's st,udy or a supcrin indents office and progressive education hadn't been thought, up so right before the entire Sunday school he called me down for timing," the church music, that's the one thing I remember about him most. Young Joe (when you reach 41 that sounds good) was in ihe first class to graduate from Osceoia High School, his name is in the Irat block of the "Senior Walk." After finishing here in 1030, he entered University of Arkansas as is dad before him had done, to begin his law course. He graduated in 1935 and was a nember of the Kappa Alpha order: nd Blue Key honor society. But lost important, he helped organize MERCURY FOR '54 — The 1354 Mercury will go on display here tomorrow in the showroom of Still Motor Co., 101 West Walnut. Increased horsepower, new ball-joint front suspension and ex- terior restyling are featured in the new models. Shown above is the 1054 Mercury Monterey hardtop. over the Holy Land, which took •>nly minutes, was a far cry from he Biblical days of traveling by camels or by foot. The pilot circled the pyramids. The highest of he pyramids measures over 480 eet and has a base side length >f 755 feet. It is estimated that aclde that those who have never seen them have no conception of what they are really like. he "Black Cat Cotillion." The pur-1 some five million tons of stones ose of the club was to cut out so | were used in the construction." Joe lany stags at the dances so the thers would at least cover half of IG dance floor. His 1953 version is: "Just let me t down now nnd let all the stags that want to come — in other ords, old rocking chair's got me.' Joe opened his first law office 'er the light company's office uly, 1935. The following month, e and his cousin, Dr. Mallory Harell of Memphis, had an airplane •ash and Joe was in Campbell's iinic for two months. over conditipns but when you see the others who are having to RO through the exact things you are going through, you're just ihankfu you're alive," Joe added. "Most of the population of that part of China was sent there exile and the ones who were there when we were, were the hardest working bunch of people and had less than the average American could ever imagine. The space they were allowed to grow their food on Rice Record Due TAIPEH, Formosa MV-Formosa's rice crop this year is expected to When World War n came along, DC. who had received his second eutenant's commission in ROTC ork at the University and was in e Army Reserve, was called into rvice in the spring of '42 — just days after their second daughter s born. He was switched from active to active and back to active — only limited service due to the plane ash accident in 1935. From his st assignment at Lowery Field an officers replacement center, was sent to Washington, D. C., an assistant adjutant general in the headquarters of the Air Transport Command, which is now combined with Navy Military Air Transport Service. The function of entire organization was to deliver high priority material and passengers and planes all over the world. After two and one-half years in Washington, Joe was sent to China by the way of South America, Africa, Egypt, Palestine, across to India to Calcutta, across the "Hump" to China, That was really the jumping off place, as they had said about Arkansas during the Gold rush. "That was it," Joe said, "Flying The "hump" operation was set! was no larger than an average size up because Japan harl taken all of lynrd. so they worker day and night strangling to keep body and soul the sea coast so the only .thing to do was to go over the rugged together. mountains. | .. The nignt T go t back When his outfit reached its des- States, Thanksgiving Eve, tination> there was no enemy attack, due to the cold weather. The to the I was listening to the radio and one of the contestants was asked what he Japs only had wearing apparel for) was most thankful for and he summer fighting and they froze in their tracks trying northward. to advance HIS OUTFIT was on the China end of the hump and it was really rugged. Joe said for throe months he only had turnips, cabbage and spinach to eat and added: "I didn't like those things back in the States where they were scientifically grown and well prepared, so I lost 30 pounds on the diet. "Guess couldn't think of a thing. "T felt like reaching through that radio after him. There were no entertainers during the time I was in China," Joe continued. wouldn't cross the Hump "They and I surely can't blame them, but we really did need morale builders there. "We were in the same compound as Chenault's American volunteer group, the famed Flying Tigers. We were there until V-J Day and was too fat anyway," then were moved to Shanghai. That American city. "THE SHOPS were beautiful and there were English speaking clerks to wait on the Americans. The Chinese students at the University ol Canton were used by us as Interpreters and stenographers. "They were highly educated and efficient. When the Japs invaded them, these students walked for miles and miles to keep ahead ol them. When we were flying tc Shanghai our plane was overloaded with office files and six enlisted men. I was co-pilot of a C-47, about which I knew little," Joe added. "We didn't have a navigator or crew chief — in fact we went in on a wing and a prayer. Two hours out, on our eight-hour night, the pilot kept saying that there was too big a load in *ht rear of the plane and if we made it we'd be lucky. That kind of talk doesn't sound ;ood when you're scared stiff anyway, I took over the controls and the nlot went back to see what, if any- ,ning, he could do to relieve the weight of the load. He brought back a Chinese woman who had slipped aboard. There wasn't a thing we could do but take her on .0 Shanghai, "She spoke English, was wearing wan that sh« w»* running away from her home and since we didn't blame her, wt didn't ask any questions. "When w« got settled in Shang hai and got our new headquarters set up, another adjutant genera! was brought in and I asked the colonel to give me orders to Ily home. At that time Uncle Sam was observing the fourth Thursday for Thanksgiving and Arkansas -was observing the last Thursday in No vember. I ate Thanksgiving dinner with my outfit and made it home for our Thanksgiving, arriving in Osceoia the day before. YOU CAN'T imagine the difference in tasting a turkey until you eat one in Shanghai and follow it up with one cooked in Osceoia." Joe said the only cat he saw in :hina was wearing a collar and chain to keep anyone from stealing and eating it. He has pictures to prove the Chinese eat rats. ] Discharged with the rank of lieutenant colonel, his reserve commission expired on Apr. 1st of this year. Now he says he feels safe )Ut as long as he held. It he never cnew from one day to another whether he'd be called back into service. When he came home, he, with he late H. J. Hale and Arthur Rogers, Jr., formed the Osceoia finance Co. They have completed 36 homes in Osceoia and at the iresent time have seven more under construction. Mr. and Mrs. Rhodes have three daughters, Ann, almost 14, Jean, 11, and as Joe said, "the war got the ioy that was to come along after he two girls. But six years later, Mary, now 5, came along." He ;ays that he hasn't given up hopes if carrying the family name into he fourth generation. Joe was the first president of the Osceoia Junior Chamber of Com- nerce and was instrumental in or- anizing it. He was city attorney | or four years, is a Royal Arch, tfason, is a Rotarian and serves n the Board of Stewards at the EVANGELIST — Dr. B. C. Lana will lead a stewardship evangelistic revival Dec. 13-20 at New Providence Baptist Church, Leachville, Rt. 2. Dr. Land ha's served as director of, stewardship and promotion for Florida and Alabama Baptist state conventions. Services will be at 7 o'clock each night. OSCEOLA NEWS Continued from Page 7 lution is to meet in Memphis at Hotel Peabody on Dec. 11 for the rtethodlst Church. His Grandmother Rhodes died in 924, Grandfather Rhodes in nd his father in 1D26. 1925 social of the year. Mrs. H. A. Knorr, state regent, and other state officials are to be guests of honor for the luncheon and Christmas party. Also attending is to be Mrs. Louis N. Prazier of Jonesboro, honorary state regent. Attending: from Osceoia are to be Mrs. G, B. Segraves, Mrs. J. H. Hook, Mrs. George Florida, Mrs. Mrs. E. R. Bogan or Luxor* and Mrs. Dottie Merrill of WUsoa will attend. Fenonalt Pvt. William (Billy) Alexander, son of Mr. and Mrs., W. V. Alex*. ander, is spending this week with home folks alter completing his basic training in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. H« will report next week to Champ Chaffee, Ark., for further training. Mrs. Paul Thomas is spending the week end in Greenwood, Miss., "Don't Take My Penny" is to b« presented by the Osceoia High School Senior Class at 8 p.m. Frl- day at the school. '-/ I M C. M. Harwell, Miss Ruth S. Massey, Mrs. M. S. Barbiers. Mrs. D. H. Blackwood. Mrs. Horace E. Moore, Jr. Mrs. T. S. Hudson and Remember friend* 1^ with a gift tliey'lt remember! in attractive holiday gift carton WOSIO'S FINEST BOUItSON SINCE 179S tanaa SUAIEM BOUIBOK WHISKEY • if HOOF JSMB I.M/W Dismiim CO/WHr,CUUl0»T,K. he added. 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